Latvia Shipping Report Q4 2015

Latvia Shipping Report Q4 2015

Includes 3 FREE quarterly updates

BMI View: The latest data for January-July 2015 has led BMI to revise down its throughput forecasts forLatvia's largest port, the port of Riga. Total tonnage remains in growth, just, with a projected y-o-yincrease of 1% forecast. Containers, however, are in decline, with BMI predicting a decrease y-o-y of 4.2%.We are holding with our 2016 forecast for both total tonnage and container throughput, with growth forboth projected, we do however, highlight the risk to the port's total tonnage outlook, with Russia stating itwill suspend its dry bulk transit shipment through the port.

Headline Industry Data

- 2015 port of Riga tonnage throughput forecast to grow 1.1%, over the medium term we project a yearlyaverage 1.5% increase.
- 2015 port of Riga container throughput forecast to decline by 4.2%, over the medium term we project ay-o-y increase of just 0.5%.
- 2015 total trade growth forecast at 1.5%.
BMI Industry View 7
Shipping 8
Political 9
Economic 10
Operational Risk 11
Industry Forecast 12
Port Of Riga Throughput 12
Table: Major Ports Data (Latvia 2012-2019) 15
Table: Trade Overview (Latvia 2012-2019) 16
Table: Key Trade Indicators (Latvia 2012-2019) 17
Table: Top Import Partners, 2006-2013 (USDmn) 17
Table: Top Export Destinations, 2006-2013 (USDmn) 18
Market Overview 19
Latvia Container Shipping Market Overview 19
Company Profile 29
Latvian Shipping Company 29
Shipping - Global Industry View 32
Container Shipping: Three Key Themes 32
Table: Major Beneficiaries 32
Table: Order Book For New Mega Vessel Class 34
Table: Vessel Capacity By Trade Route 37
Global Company Strategy 39
Maersk Line 39
Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) 51
Navios Maritime Holdings 58
Evergreen Line 76
COSCO Container Lines Company (COSCON) 85
Macroeconomic Forecasts 92
Economic Analysis 92
Table: GDP By Expenditure (Latvia 2012-2019) 95
Demographic Forecast 96
Table: Population Headline Indicators (Latvia 1990-2025) 97
Table: Key Population Ratios (Latvia 1990-2025) 97
Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (Latvia 1990-2025) 98
Table: Population By Age Group (Latvia 1990-2025) 98
Table: Population By Age Group % (Latvia 1990-2025) 99

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